Transfrontier shipments of waste—compliance and controls
Produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths
Transfrontier shipments of waste—compliance and controls

The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Angus Evers of Shoosmiths provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Transfrontier shipments of waste—compliance and controls
  • Brexit impact
  • International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • Importing and exporting waste from 1 January 2021 guidance
  • The Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • The Transfrontier Shipment of Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
  • Environment and Wildlife (Legislative Functions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
  • Legislative and policy framework
  • Determining waste controls applicable
  • The notification and consent procedure
  • More...

Transfrontier shipments of waste—compliance and controls

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019

The International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/590 largely in force from the end of the implementation period (IP) completion day makes provisions to amend legislation on international waste shipments to correct deficiencies arising from Brexit. This is done through amendments to the retained direct EU legislation in the form of Retained Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste and the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007, SI 2007/1711. For more on retained law, see Practice Note: Introduction to retained EU law.

Amendments are detailed where relevant in the body of this Practice Note, but include matters such as:

  1. omission of the requirement to produce a ‘waste management plan’ in accordance with the regulation 28 of the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC,

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